Paris in the eyes of many is the city of love, some love it for its sparkling vitality and many loved it for its museums (which preserve some of the envied masterpieces from around the world), it is certainly hard not to be charmed by this city whose charm is not limited certainly in a weekend.
Of things to do in Paris there are so many, but this is my top 10 …
Council to make us a trip at sunset, when the light it stands charm and beauty. Louvre to the meeting between the modern and the ancient seem to have found a perfect balance and it would be a shame to leave Paris without seeing this prestigious museum. For the little time available to many mainly visit the Mona Lisa by Leonardo and the statue of Venus de Milo, the Louvre but it is packed with fine works. My advice is to devote at least a couple of hours and clear his head and the path before arriving, perhaps leaving for a “little bit of time to get lost,” admiring the works and finding that the more you attract, because sometimes the artist’s name is not everything.
The Notre Dame Cathedral
In 2012, the cathedral of Notre Dame has done well 850 years … and really enjoyed it takes them! And ‘undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the world. With its double aisles, its interior is impressive, and despite the crowds of tourists who visit it every day, manages to keep the atmosphere of sanctity, even on the soft light filtering through the stained-glass windows.
If you want to enjoy breathtaking views in the company of gargoyles (statues of demons and animals that look out over the railing) you must climb the 400 steps and there is no way to skip the long queue, arm yourself with patience.
The Saint Ouen flea market
Visit the Saint Ouen market is like stepping into a parallel world, a quiet and relaxing place located literally steps away from the main street chaos. It is huge (we speak of the largest flea market in the world) and its peculiarity is that you really find everything; every ‘shop’ seems to have its own soul, its own way of being and to show up.
Wandering through the narrow streets meet shops that open the shutters from Saturday to Monday, showing their treasures: from old soldiers and games, to the vintage furniture, modern, books and many different objects.
The Orsay Museum
And ‘no doubt my favorite paragino museum. Away from the big splendor of the immense halls of the Louvre, it was set up in a former railway station from surreal atmosphere. The D’Orsay are kept the paintings of the greatest impressionists such as Monet, Chezanne, Renoir or Degas, just to name a few. A riot of colors difficult to forget.
The Eiffel tower
What about the Eiffel Tower? Many of the intricate mass of iron and bolts, but I do not think that at all, especially at night, when lights and enthroned as the queen of the city, while its powerful lighthouse seems to indicate the center of the city.
Like any tourist attraction that also respects to climb on top of the Eiffel Tower there is a long queue but if you feel sport can choose to let you all walk, at least up to the second level (1665 steps) and so the tail It will be much, much faster.
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The Arch of Triumph
Whether you love photography or who want to enjoy the most beautiful view of Paris, visit the triumphal arch must be for you an absolute must, especially at sunset. At the center of the Place de l’Etoile, they will dominate the Champs-Elysees and you can admire the nearby Eiffel Tower in all its splendor, especially at night when every full hour shines like a diamond in the Parisian night. But the Arc de Triomphe is also a piece of history, built by Napoleon to celebrate the winning of the battle of 1806 Austerlitz)
The Saint Chapelle, in the heart of the Ile de la Cité, is certainly the church with the most beautiful stained glass windows I’ve ever seen. On my visit, the day was cover, but the amount of light that penetrated assuming colorful colors had literally made me shudder, and I was not alone! Every one that crossed the entrance, or left open-mouthed, or could only mean a universal word: WOOOW!
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Romanesque / Byzantine style, built between 1873 and 1919, is certainly one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. Enthroned on top of the hill of Montmartre, on a clear day offers a picturesque view over the Paris. Its interior can be defined quite simple, until you consider the apse with a giant mosaic, one of the largest in the world.
Useful info: advice to pay attention to pickpockets, players / scammers of the three cards, those who at all costs sells bracelets or dearly wants to make a portrait.
A walk along the Seine
I know, not even me I’m a sentimentalist but a stroll along the Seine, hand in hand with your loved one, it can melt even the most frozen hearts. Council to take with you the unforgettable ‘macarons’ of Ladurée pastries and a bottle of wine, because you know, a toast with the striking Parisian scene will surely make you live magic moments.
Sunset from Montparnasse Tower 56
Montparnasse is the second tallest skyscraper in Paris: with its 210 meters, its roof terrace offers a fantastic 360 degree view of Paris, especially at sunset when the light is dim and the sky on fire.
Where to stay?
I have always liked the themed hotel, just like the 123 Sebastopol inspired by the world of cinema. 6 floors, each dedicated to a famous artist: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Daniele Thompson, Bacrj, Elsa Zylberstein and there is also great it Ennio Morricone, the legendary soundtrack composer, of course I could only choose him.
The hotel is impeccable. It is just been inaugurated, but it’s the staff that I think makes it a special stay, and here you have the feeling of having all the attention of a boutique hotel with the sympathy and the right dose of discretion. The hotel is literally in front of the subway station, very easy to get everywhere in Paris.